Reporting to the Title IX & Inclusion Officer (T9IO), the Manager of Institutional Equity will serve a key role in furthering the mission of the Title IX & Inclusion office to develop and manage the University's equal opportunity programs, including Title IX, as well as broad, cross-divisional diversity and inclusion to support the campus-wide goals and objectives, in accordance with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination requirements and laws.
Supporting the Title IX & Inclusion office's mission of fostering and sustaining an open and inclusive environment at CSU Channel Islands, the Manager of Institutional Equity's primary responsibilities include: Providing University-wide ongoing consultation, technical assistance and advice regarding equal opportunity compliance under law across all areas of the campus; investigating complaints made by campus community members, including students, faculty and staff, or associated third parties alleging civil rights violations and/or other misconduct and issuing factual findings, conclusions, and response' providing effective training and developing innovative and diverse learning tools, including events and programming, for employees and students in order to promote equity, access, and inclusion on campus; preparing and submitting reports and audits on equal opportunity compliance issues as required under federal or state law or by regulatory bodies.
In addition to these primary responsibilities, the Manager of Institutional Equity will also collaborate with the T9IO to develop prompt, effective, and appropriate responses to allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation (DHR), domestic violence, stalking and sexual misconduct reports made to the University, in accordance with the CSU Executive Orders and policies. The nature of the work performed is highly confidential and sensitive and requires collaboration to ensure comprehensive response by appropriate University partners including but not limited to University Housing, Human Resources, Faculty Affairs, University Police Department, and the Office of the General Counsel.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a related field required. A minimum of 2 years' experience working on matters of equal opportunity (EO) regulatory compliance.
Required Qualifications/Specialized Skills
Strong working knowledge of legal requirements under applicable federal and state civil rights laws including but not limited to Titles IV, VI, and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991, and Sections 504 & 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Ability develop a rapport with individuals across the human diversity spectrum. Ability to capture verbal allegations and statements in writing, remain an objective and neutral fact-finder, apply the facts in the record to the appropriate legal analysis/theory, draft reports that are cogent, factually accurate and legally sound recommending the appropriate disposition on each issue, and handle sensitive cases that may be high-profile and emotionally charged in a prudent and confidential manner. Ability to exercise a high level of diplomacy, judgement, and discretion, and to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a diverse population, including co-workers, students, management, faculty, and off campus entities. Ability to make decisions and be accountable. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing. Strong collaborative and collegial interpersonal skills. Knowledge of the practice of a trauma-informed approach to investigative work. Technological savvy, including knowledge of specific social media applications used by students and student database systems. Ability to interact with faculty and staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and other key constituents such as University Police and the Chancellor's office, etc. Ability to maintain high quality/standards of work, ethics, commitment, and professional responsibility. Ability to research, thoroughly understand, interpret, communicate, and apply technical procedures and regulations as well as federal, state, CSU and University policies and procedures, including CSU Executive Orders. Skilled in organizational and time management with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines. Experience with computer applications, E.g., Word, spreadsheets, databases, web-based systems and resources, and online calendaring and email applications.
Preferred Qualifications/Skills: JD, MA, or certificate in related area. Skilled at the practice of a trauma-informed approach to Equal Opportunity and/or Title IX work. Investigatory experience involving cases of sexual misconduct. Experience in public higher education. Experience in developing and delivering EEO and/or Title IX related training programs. Experience in a collective bargaining agreement (unionized) environment. Recent certification(s) in Equal Opportunity and/or Title IX investigative training. Familiarity with CSU Executive Orders, the Clery Act, and Title V, California Code of Regulations (41301, et seq.)
Must be willing to travel for occasional professional development. Must be able to work evenings, holidays and adjust working hours to appropriately respond to sexual misconduct and/or interpersonal cases.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.